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Once Hunted, Twice Shy

(Happily Everlasting World #2)

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Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there's no such thing as normal.

Wolf shifter Hugh Lupine simply wants to make it through the month and win the bet he has with his best friend. He’s not looking to date anyone, or to solve a murder, but when a breath taking beauty runs him over (literally) he’s left no choice but to take notice of the quirky, sassy newcomer. She’d be pe
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Published October 17th 2017 by Raven Happy Hour, LLC
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Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: werewolf, favorites
I’m low-grade a very silly person. We’re perhaps not the most sophisticated of humorists, but we’re easily amused.

At one point in this book the male lead, who typically curses like he breathes, finds himself under a spell that prohibits swearing. Sidesplitting comedy ensues.

“A string of what should have been curses poured out of his mouth. Six references to PB and J with bananas on top later…”

“Hold the pickles!”

“Going to shove your sunflower up his whoopsedaisy?”

“Kiss my grits!”
“Uh…. Thanks,
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Monica
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Supernatural fun

I love this series of Everlasting books. This is the second book I have read in the series and they are both fantastic. You don't have to read them in order to enjoy them. They really are a cozy paranormal books. I want to live in Everlasting and that's saying a lot since I don't like how cold it is in Maine.
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Once Hunted, Twice Shy by Mandy Roth

This story is quite humorous. The non swearing by Hugh is hysterical. His friends laugh at him when he sprouts off about fish sticks and daisies and Hugh ends up laughing with them. That’s a good man. Or rather, Wolf Shifter.

Second in the Everlasting series. Can be read on its own.
A town of paranormals. More romance really than mystery.

“Having two different navigation systems want to drown her was unnerving to say the least.”
Excerpt From Once Hunted, Twice Sh
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Rachel
Mar 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Bubbles The Book Pimp
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, arcs, 2017, cozy
Second in series of 4 written by 4 different authors. The books in this series feature the magincal town of everlasting. Ghosts, shifters, witches...you'd better believe it.

This story features Hugh a wolf shifter/ fisher man and Penelope a antique fanatic, who has returned to the town of everlasting following the break down of a long term relationship.
As soon as she arrives things start going wrong for her...wrong in the right kind of way.
Hugh and Penelope were a great couple, I really liked t
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Heather
Oct 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
The books in this series don't need to be read in order to make sense; they stand on their own. That's a lucky thing for people who read reviews before buying, because I can tell you how awful this book is before you waste your money. The storytelling in this book is very rushed, juvenile, and downright awful. The whole book takes place over the course of two days, and the characters contradict themselves and the previous storyline at every turn. Example: Hero is scared of another character and ...more
Lisa
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to start out by saying Ms Roth is one talented author. She can write any genre. I’ve read her paranormal romance and was curious to see how she would weave this tale. She didn’t disappoint. Hugh and Penelope were so great together. I was laughing all through the book. Hugh is a big buff alpha werewolf who has a foul mouth so now the community has him putting money into a jar every time he says a dirty word. This is even more embarrassing when it is witnessed by Penelope when she hits him ...more
Melissa
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I must say that this is quickly becoming one of my favorite towns. While the death rate is high it is full of amazing and wacky characters. It starts out with a storm, two deaths and a murder accusation for our heroine. She came here to lick her wounds after suffering from a broken heart. However, as it turns out this broken heart is the best thing that could have ever happened to her. She learns about her history and just maybe will fall in love. Mandy did an amazing job creating well thought o ...more
Christine
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once Hunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M Roth is the second in the Happily Everlasting Series.

Penelope Messing has been crossed in love, and decides to get away a bit by visiting her favored Grandfather in Everlasting. Things get a little strange when she runs over (literally) the local eligible Wolf-Shifter, being followed by a Wererat carrying a jar of money.

As the second entry in this new Series, written by several outstanding authors, it's wonderful. The scene of small town Maine is consistent with
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Lisa Guertin
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Penny and Hugh make a hilarious couple. Between her GPS problems and his inventive non-swearing, they will keep you laughing. It's fun to find a series that combines humor, mystery, and paranormal romance. Everlasting is a town I'd love to visit.
Sandee
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Funny and romantic. Delightful and quirky characters. And it all takes place in Everlasting. I love this series. This is my first book by Mandy and it won't be my last. I really enjoy all the other authors writing for this series so I am happy to have found that Mandy is also a great storyteller. Everlasting is going to be one of my favourite stops for new books.
Sandy
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible, 2018
This is so funny, you guys! So funny! I laughed almost the whole time.
Hsu Lee
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!
Penelope came to Everlasting just to visit her grandfather.
In one day, she was accused of murder + she hit someone w/ her car.
Hugh is not having a good day.
He is about to lose a bet that he can go 1 month w/o swearing.
I love the humor in this book.
I started reading this book + I could not put it down.
This town have so many extraordinary Weres ( Were-Kraken )
I totally recommend this book.
Jan Janus
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC copy of this book for review and here it is. Most times when there is a series written with multiple Authors, you find that they do not revolve around the same people or areas of interest. This one falls right in line with Book one and I have to say, it is the most hilarious, fun loving, gut busting book I have read in a while. Loved all the characters and how some of the others from book one were brought in, and look forward to reading the other two books in the series. We ...more
Jo
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is definitely the best book of the series.
Selina Durio
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment in this new series "Happily Everlasting ". This is one of my favorite type of series; one with a different author for each book. Since I read this installment first, I cannot yet comment if the authors maintain a consistent arc.

Penelope, a human (with a twist), comes to Everlasting, her birthplace, to visit her grandfather and recover from a broken heart. Even though she was born there, she always thought the stories told to her by her grandfather were just that,
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Leanne
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One series, four authors, four different stories, one magical town.

Everlasting!!

This is the second book of the series and I really hope these four authors get together again and write more, it's fantastic.

I don't want to go into the story like I normally do cause I WOULD give away too much and too many spoilers, and ruin it for you.
What I will say though this is an hilarious romance with a mystery thrown in.

Unbeknownst to Penelope Messing her grandfather's side of the family are supernatural hun
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Victoria
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In book 2 of the Everlasting series we meet Penelope and Hugh. They played together as young children but lost touch. Now they are back together solving a murder mystery and falling in love. Great characters and a story line packed with humor, adventure, mystery and romance. I love the little references to characters from other stories in this series too! Great fun!! I voluntarily choose to review an advanced copy of this book.
Suzan
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story, Hugh and Penelope were a great match, loved Hugh's friends and Penelope's grandfather as well!
Jillian Merritt
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As will all my reviews there are no huge spoilers and no real story recap. This is one of four books, all written by different authors, taking place in the town of Everlasting. I have read (and reviewed) all four books and there is no particular reading order while you may find secondary people from other books in this one there is no hint that the other stories are going on in the same town. Each book is self-contained and can be read in any order, but if you are planning on reading all the sto ...more
Jaime
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Everlasting mystery series, this was just as good as the first. I really loved Penelope and Hugh. This is a supernatural romance and humorous at times.

Although this is a series, the books are each by a different author with stories about different characters but all set in the same town.
Nikki Brooks
Penelope is returning to Everlasting and the comfort of her grandfather after her love life took a nosedive. She loves her job at an auction house but she needs space from Chicago and her ass of an ex.

Hugh struggles to even approach the shop that harbours Wilber Messing! He may be a werewolf but Wil is well known in the supernatural town as a hunter of all things spooky! But when he gets bowled over by Penelope (literally!) he realises he may be getting even closer to the curmudgeonly shop owner
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Kim
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once Hunted, Twice Shy is book #2 in a 4 book series. ( I really hope there is more to come!)

I have truly enjoyed reading about Penelope and Hugh. Hugh is a wolf/shifter and Polly is an antique dealer. She runs home to her grandfather after her love life takes a nose dive. As soon as she arrives lots of things start happening to her. All to bring her close to Hugh.

I don't remember laughing so very much while reading a book. I loved Polly can she have a book of her own please? I would love to s
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Vicky
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book Two of Happily Everlasting Series
Title: Once Hunted, Twice Shy: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Author: Mandy M Roth
Characters: Penelope and Hugh
Review: Mandy is one of my favorite authors. So, needless to say, I was very excited to read this book. So happy I did. Loved it from page 1.
Penelope’s family are supernatural hunters, Hugh is a supernatural. What could possibly happen? Romeo and Juliet had nothing on these two.
Her first day in town she is a murder suspect and hits Hugh with her car. A g
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Jennifer
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun book. Wolf shifter, lion shifter, shifter hunter, kraken, could you ask for anything more. Very enjoyable.
Sue Me
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another well plotted and coordinated book in the 4 book series by 4 different authors. No small task! I Received this book as I did the others as an ARC, but the opinions are all mine, joyfully given!
This story, as the others takes place in Everlasting, Maine, where every summer they have a month-long cranberry festival to attract the 'human' tourists and their dollars - quite successfully. The whole town gets into the 'spirit'.

For this well-crafted humorous light mystery, we have two main char
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Jennifer
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hunters, Shapeshifters and Grandpa’s stories are true? You never know what you will find in Everlasting.

Once Haunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M. Roth is the second book in the Happily Everlasting Series. The story take place in Everlasting, Maine a small town along the coast, “where there’s no such thing as normal.”

I have to say that this book made me laugh so hard, my husband really thought I was losing it.

There are so many great characters in this book and series. I am going try to break it down
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Cherri-Anne
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Go with what was destined, 5 CRYSTAL BALLS

or forever swim against the current. It’s in your blood, you know? the town is full of witches, werewolves, and magic? What rabbit hole had she fallen down? WHAT IN THE EVERLASTING PEANUT BUTTER & JAM SANDWICHES JUST HAPPENED? What a perfectly romantic & funtabulous story and a half!! I hurt from laughing so hard! Or maybe that was from... Nah! It was the laughing! wink Who knew a cup of coffee could be so incredibly funny!!! Right from the start I was t
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Shawna Sears
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once Hunted, Twice Shy was my second every cozy mystery as well as my second read in the Happily Everlasting Series (see how that worked?) and I probably couldn't count what book it was of Mrs. Roth's for me. I really enjoyed this little adventure, I must admit. I bought the first four books in this series because they were steeply discounted and 3 were by authors I know very well, so I figured I'd give them a go. Though I enjoyed the first book, it was very much mystery with only a touch of the ...more
Myriam
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kristen-painter
This was one delightful read. I am not very familiar with this author, so I did not know what to expect, but this book was so lovely it became one of my favourites by the time I reached twenty percent. There is nothing but adorable stuf in this book, even the monster.
The characters are incredibly lovable and sweet, as well as capable and strong. I have no idea how the author managed to achieve that but I loved every page of this book. The main characters are Penelope and Hugh. Penelope has a rea
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NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Mandy M. Roth is a self-proclaimed Goonie, loves 80s music and movies and wishes leg warmers would come back into fashion. She also thinks the movie The Breakfast Club should be mandatory viewing for…okay, everyone. When she’s not dancing around her office to the sounds of the 80s, she’s busy writing sexy paranormal operatives. Mandy lives in Oxford, Mississ ...more

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